JBT Announces U.S. Navy Order for Halvorsen 25K Loaders

JBT Corporation (NYSE: JBT) announced today that its JBT AeroTech business has been awarded a contract exceeding $7 million by the United States Navy for 10 Halvorsen 25K Loaders. Delivery is scheduled to begin in the fourth quarter of 2010 and continue through the second quarter of 2011.

The Halvorsen 25K Loader is used by the military to load, unload and transport palletized cargo on both military and commercial aircraft. JBT AeroTech has now delivered over 470 Halvorsen 25K Loaders to the United States military and international forces.

"We are very pleased to support the mission critical logistics needs of the U.S. Navy Expeditionary Combat Command through our Halvorsen program," said John Lee, Vice President and Division Manager, JBT AeroTech. "The Halvorsen 25K Loader was designed for rapid deployment and has proven to be very reliable under the most rigorous and demanding of conditions."